An Inspirational "Bridge Builder" . . .

Susan Larison Danz is a talented writer, inspirational speaker and innovative professional with over 25 years organizational leadership, software development, communications, event production, teaching and mentoring experience.

Currently working freelance worldwide, Susan founded the Oregon based company Lighted Bridge Communications in January 2009, directing diverse, often high profile communications outreach efforts and successful events for nearly 10 years. Susan has assisted in publicity efforts for popular events, expos & speakers, including multiple New York Times bestselling authors. An intuitive writer and researcher, Susan has contributed to the story development and research for both book and film projects, as well as assisting with story treatments, tag lines and synopses.

Susan Larison Danz

Through the enthusiastic expression of a wide range of talents, Susan has partnered with multiple leaders in creative, spiritual, educational, non-profit, volunteer and business settings.

A beyond-the-box researcher, Susan is the host of the The Frontier Beyond Fear Blog Talk Radio program, currently in its 10th anniversary year, with over 400 episodes.

Susan has been researching visionary women in history for over 10 years for her The Prophetess Legacy project and is an expert on mysteries and misconceptions regarding the legendary Mother Shipton. Combining spirituality with logic, Susan's research encompasses a diversity of expansive projects.

Susan Larison Danz projects

With an educational background intentionally integrating science and humanities, Susan has an M.S. in Computer Science from the University of Illinois and a B.A. in Mathematics/Computer Science from the University of Colorado and is a Boettcher Foundation Scholar.

Nominated for Sherwood, Oregon Citizen of the Year in 2016 and Volunteer of the Year in 2018 & 2014, Susan served as the President, Secretary, co-producer, publicist and main stage manager of the non-profit Sherwood Robin Hood Festival, co-creating a summer regional event attracting 20,000 people each year and supporting additional smaller events year-round. She also served as President of an elementary school Parent Teacher Organization (PTO) in the Midwest. She has extensive experience applying for and receiving large community grants and corporate sponsorships in the non-profit domain.

Communications Outreach

This web site was enhanced from a base template provided by Coffee Cup Software. Lighted Bridge logo and banner designed by talented artist Richard Crookes.

From Clients & Colleagues...

"Her organizational skills helped us become a cohesive group, instead of merely a gathering of individuals."

"You are doing a fantastic job!! I've been looking for someone with your talents and skills."

"Susan...thanks for the fantastic work on our TV show treatment! You took a general outline and turned it into an exciting and well written pitch that I'm sure will land us on a network in no time!"

"Working with Susan is a dream. She's intuitive, daring, innovative and supportive."

"You're the best!"

"Susan, you are always quite the inspirationalist! Reading your emails makes me want to fly!"

"You are a wonderful angel."

"I want to thank you for one of the best interviews that I've ever had. I think you are just a very brilliant and insightful person. I'm not flattering you. I'm telling you the truth...I've done hundreds of these interviews, and this is certainly one of the best I've ever had...This one was a real conversation."

"Susan's generosity & enthusiasm to be unselfishly in service to Spirit has been an inspiration to me. Her professionalism & creative input has been vital to many of my projects."

"We want to thank you kindly for your diligence, your valuable time, your vision and your grace in organizing a wonderful sold out 2 day engagement."

"Susan's 'can do' attitude, her ability to effectively communicate technical and non-technical issues with all audiences, along with her creative abilities makes her one of the very best Software Engineers that I have had to pleasure to work with."

"As a former colleague, I perceive Susan Danz to be the most outstanding engineer I have had the opportunity to work with...She would be an invaluable contribution to any project."